Fox News host Shep Smith on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump for how he conducted himself at a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accusing him of giving Kim everything he wanted while receiving virtually nothing in return.
“America demanded complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization. … There’s no guarantee of that, not even words to that effect,” Smith said of the agreement signed between Trump and Kim, which says North Korea will work toward denuclearization but doesn’t offer specific details on how this will occur.
The Fox News host decried Trump for offering his signature to an agreement that only offered “generalities.”
Smith also ripped into Trump for agreeing to halt joint military exercises between the US and South Korea on the Korean Peninsula.
“[Kim] wanted the photos, the seat at the table, he wanted the legitimacy that came with the event, the handshake with America’s president,” Smith said. “And he wanted those military exercises with the Americans and the South Koreans that happen every year to stop.”
“Kim Jong Un got it all, for actually doing nothing,” Smith added.
At a press conference following the summit, Trump described Kim as a “talented man” who loves his country and people.
Smith seemed appalled by the way Trump complimented Kim, describing him as a leader “who has committed crimes against humanity” ruling over the most “entrenched land in all the world.”
The Fox News host reminded the audience the UN has characterized Kim as the leader of one of the most brutal and repressive regimes in “modern history.”